Exploring N.H.'s Refugee Program In Manchester

Jun 2, 2019

The number of refugees being resettled in New Hampshire has dropped significantly under the Trump administration. There were 162 refugees resettled in the Granite State in FY 2018; that's compared to 518 two years prior. We'll explore what that means, and also talk with former refugees living in New Hampshire's largest city about their experiences. We'll also look at the city's school system, and how it works with refugee families arriving in the city.


  • Jeff Thielman - president and CEO of International Institute of New England 
  • Wendy Perron - director of English Language Learner instruction for the Manchester School District
  • Amou Deng - a former refugee originally from South Sudan who arrived in Manchester in 2004
  • Jackson Efuta - a former refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was resettled in Manchester in the fall of 2018